Savor the sweet delights life brings you—now that’s some solid advice.

Ice cream sundae at Economy Drug & Old Fashioned Fountain in Ely ©Cathleen Allison
Economy Drug & Old Fashioned Fountain ©Cathleen Allison

If you agree, we’ve got some goodies to share. No matter where your travels take you in the Silver State, there’s a delicious treat awaiting you.


Economy Drug & Old Fashioned Fountain

Offering aspirin and bandages since 1946, this third-generation-owned pharmacy was opened by resident pharmacist Andy Bath’s grandfather. A great place to stop for travel needs, the real prize inside is a picture-perfect soda fountain reminiscent of a 1950s diner. Treat yourself to some of the best sandwiches in town, ice cream, and some throwback favorites like a thirst-quenching Lime Rickey. If the kids are in tow, stop downstairs and you’ll find a fantastic toy store, too.  

Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream ©Olga Miller
Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream ©Olga Miller


Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream

Malted or extra thick? You can’t go wrong with either, especially since all the ice cream at Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream is made fresh on-site. Choose from seasonal specialty ice cream flavors, Italian Ices served during the spring and summer, or pumpkin, brownie batter, cake batter, and eggnog flavors available during the winter. Get your hands on fresh sugar cones, ice cream cakes, and pies—all made fresh daily.

Icecycle Creamery ©Sandi Whitteker


Icecycle Creamery

Get ready to rethink everything you know about ice cream. Icecycle Creamery creates insanely delightful desserts with minimal, fresh ingredients and irresistible flavors. Mango lime chile sorbet, carrot cake, pumpkin chocolate chip, and coconut rice & mango are just a few of the more exotic concoctions you’ll find alongside more traditional offerings. Do yourself a favor and reach outside that comfort zone a little: you won’t regret it. 


©Spoon Me


Spoon Me

Buckaroos need some sweetness after a day on the range, and in the heart of Elko, you’ll find that at Spoon Me. Trendy boba drinks and frappes meet signature mangonadas, raspados, and let’s not forget the frozen yogurt creations just waiting to be made. Whatever your taste buds crave, Spoon Me will serve it up. 


©Chilly Jilly’z Bakery & Cafe


Chilly Jilly’z Bakery & Cafe 

A local favorite, this eatery has pastries, breads, salads and sandwiches—but that’s just the preamble to the delectable treats you’ll find. Sweet and icy treats include the only frozen yogurt in town plus the hard-to-find Dole Whip served in a variety of flavors including traditional pineapple. 


©Luv-It Frozen Custard
Luv-It Frozen Custard sundae ©Claire White


Luv-It Frozen Custard

Since 1973, Luv-It Frozen Custard has served sundaes, cones, shakes, and hard-packed custard to go. Frozen custard differs from ice cream thanks to one key ingredient: egg yolks. In addition, there is no air whipped into frozen custard, which leads to a heavier, creamier consistency that is decadent and filling. According to Brandon Tiedemann, fourth-generation owner, the restaurant decided to focus exclusively on frozen custard, “because it took so long to make the other stuff.” Each day, there are two specialty flavors as well as vanilla and chocolate. Some of the most popular flavors are fresh banana nut, lemon, mint chocolate chip, and cookies and cream. 

©Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream

Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream

With two locations in Las Vegas, you have no excuse for not getting hooked on Sweet Addiction’s handmade-to-order ice cream sandwiches. The possibilities are endless thanks to the massive number of combinations available. Pick your ice cream, cookie, toppings… you get the picture. And don’t forget to take one for the ‘gram, because these things are gorgeous. 

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